At some enterprises, engagement seems to happen naturally and at others, it is uneven and difficult to sustain. Unengaged employees drag down your enterprise, which can cost millions of dollars in lost productivity, and higher turnover.
What if all enterprises had the same opportunities to drive high engagement levels, consistently?
Achieving high workforce engagement is not easy in today’s global environment. Keep these two points in mind to help you create a culture of engagement in your enterprise.
1. Check Your Engagement Levels
Engagement levels increased by 62 percent in 2015 and are forecasted to drive global employee engagement improvements in 2016. Statistics from Gallop show that only 32 percent of employees are engaged, 51 percent are not engaged, and 17 percent are actively disengaged.
According to Deloitte, 87 percent of enterprises mention culture and engagement as one of their top challenges.
Gallup Research has shown only 7 percent of CEO’s rate their enterprise as excellent at measuring and improving engagement.
According to Forbes, engaged employees are less likely to leave enterprises; leading to increased productivity and better retention ability. Highly engaged employees become evangelists for your business which can directly impact your bottom line.
2. Learn about Innovations in the Data-driven Workplace
There is now a rapidly growing capacity to find, analyze, and implement massive amounts of technologies, far more than an individual could achieve on their own. You can optimize what you measure, whether you are an enterprise or not. Many have already renewed the way they measure engagement by using real-time technologies. For example:
- Gain Insights: Data analytics means to extract insights through using tools to understand the situation. However, there are serious hazards to the irrelevant use of data and analytics which indicates the need for improved skills in data analysis. This current trend in the “enterprise” where data and analytics are supposed to be used by everyone increases the need for a culture of engagement across the ecosystem. The use of this data is estimated by some experts to improve yields.
- Cloud Computing: Defined as a service model for flexible and on-demand computing services which increases storage capacity. It has become an integral, perhaps even the most important part of an enterprise’s IT strategy. Cloud Computing allows businesses to monitor trends, and keeps updating and adopting cloud strategies to avoid expensive oversight market opportunities over the coming years. For example:
- Real-time Solutions: As we know, marketers are jumping on the bandwagon to implement real-time data tools. For example, Marketo and Google Analytics are used to measure website visitors’ engagement effectiveness. They use these insights to determine their current outcomes and optimize quickly.
On the purely technical side, developers and application managers use application performance monitoring technologies to identify the bottlenecks in real time which improves enterprise efficiencies.
Why It Works?
- You are able to gather high-quality data that identifies the valid causes of poor engagement, giving employees an opportunity to share honest thoughts through guaranteed confidently.
- Now you can deliver actionable insights to the people with the potential to improve engagement. Automated insights and alerts would be beneficial at this stage of engagement.
- And finally, it provides a flexible solution that is easy to implement and maintain. On demand permissions with access-control rules let’s HR leaders roll out results to executives and managers with ease.
So what are you waiting for? Now is the time to bring your systems into the21st Century, for the benefit of your employees, and for the sustainability of your enterprise.